Category: Stocks Investing

Investment market update: December 2020

2020 was a year marked by volatility and uncertainty. With everything that was going on, you might think that investors finished the year with losses. Yet, world markets ended the year almost 13% up. It’s a reminder that while short-term volatility does happen, focusing on the long-term and your plans is important. The Covid-19 pandemic was one of the biggest factors influencing markets throughout 2020. Despite vaccine approvals, it’s set to...
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Should you choose cash or stocks during Covid-19 volatility?

With the stock market experiencing volatility due to Covid-19 earlier this year and further uncertainty about the state of the economy, you may be wondering how to make the most of your savings. Should you save in a cash account or invest? Research from Aegon found that one in eight people have opened up a new saving account during the coronavirus pandemic. Some 70% have opted for a cash-based product, while just 30% have chosen to invest their...
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Investment market update: August 2019

Welcome to our latest update of the investment markets. We take a quick look at some of the key factors that influenced the stock market in August and could continue to do so over the coming months. August has been characterised by volatility, recession fears and the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Rising gold prices and falling bond yields over the last month suggest that investors are worried about uncertainty. UK Now, just months...
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